Nikolaj Coster-Waldau Talks New Film 'Powder Keg' | Celebrity Page

Emmy Award nominee Nikolaj Coster-Waldau is trading in his title of Kingslayer to become part of the SWAT team. Producing his new film Powder Keg, our Hollywood Insider Arthur Kade sat down with Nikolaj to discuss the meaning and significance of his latest project.


Powder Keg is based off of the true events of a terrorist attack in Coster-Waldau's home country of Denmark in 2015. Starring as a worn-down SWAT team member, Coster-Waldau reflects on the emotion and panic that rocked him and the rest of his country.

Having been in Copenhagen when the attack occurred, Coster-Waldau utilized the film as a way to discuss the aftermath of terrorism.

What we're saying in the movie, and what I think is important to discuss, is that it [terrorism] doesn't come out of nowhere, it's actually caused by choices that we as a society make and problems in our world that we don't deal with or we're not sure how to deal with.

Coster-Waldau also discussed how he sought Powder Keg as a means to open the conversation about terrorism and how society can devise potential solutions to this terrifying issue.

Hopefully when people watch it they it raise questions...


Aside from his work as an actor and producer, Coster-Waldau has dedicated much of his time to raising awareness over multiple social issues, like how he did in Powder Keg. Also participating in the fight against climate change, Coster-Waldau has found television and film as a way to bring attention to problems that often get overlooked in traditional Hollywood movies.

Powder Keg is in theaters now.

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Get ready Netflix fans! The platform just announced that two of its biggest stars are joining together for their newest movie.

Netflix revealed to TODAY that their latest film project is bringing Joey King, from The Kissing Booth, and Chase Stokes, from Outerbanks, together to play the two lead roles.

The new movie is an adaptation based off of the hit young adult sci-fi series Uglies by Scott Westerfield. Rumors about a film adaptation for the series have been circulating since the first novel's release, so Netflix's announcement comes as quite the pleasant surprise for fans.

Netflix had already teased that King was joining the cast for Uglies, however Stokes' involvement in the production was completely unknown until Tuesday. Along with announcing Stokes as the latest addition to the cast, Brianne Tju, from MTV's Scream, and Keith Powers, from the Freeform drama Famous in Love, will also be joining.

Uglies takes place in a dystopian society where beauty standards are taken to whole new extremes. Instead of getting your driver's permit at 16, teenagers are instead forced to get a complete reconstructive surgery, making them absolutely flawless--but that seems to be the flaw.

King is set to play the main protagonist of the film, Tally Youngblood, who will do literally anything to avoid her surgery. The roles of Stokes, Tju, and Powers still have yet to be released.

Uglies will be directed by Joseph McGinty Nichol, also known as McG, and Krista Vernoff is heading the screenplay adaptation. King will be executive producing the film alongside Jamie King, John Fox, and Scott Westerfield himself.

A premiere date for Uglies has yet to be disclosed.

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